Green Spaces

SouthWestRaleigh is rich in greenspace. The Capital Area Greenway Trail System crosses the city and connects parks and trails in a network of nature. Beaver Dam, the Centennial Bikeway Connector, and Reedy Creek are some of the trails local to SouthWestRaleigh.

Area parks run the gamut from small pocket parks to community parks such as Lake Johnson, Fred Fletcher, Pullen, and Jaycee, to the new 308-acre Dorothea Dix Park.

To see many native plant species and participate in garden activities, the JC Raulston Arboretum is well worth a visit.

May
23
Thu
6:00 pm LIVE@Lake Raleigh @ Lake Raleigh Shore
LIVE@Lake Raleigh @ Lake Raleigh Shore
May 23 @ 6:00 pm
LIVE@Lake Raleigh @ Lake Raleigh Shore | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
NC State LIVE and Visit Centennial have teamed up to present a series of sunset concerts by the beautiful Lake Raleigh. These free outdoor events will feature an amazing lineup of musicians – join us[...]
May
28
Tue
7:00 pm Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
May 28 @ 7:00 pm
Wade Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Jaycee Park Community Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
If you live in Raleigh, you automatically are a member of a Citizens Advisory Council. The City of Raleigh has 19 CACs, each representing a different geographic region of the city. Each CAC elects its[...]
May
29
Wed
6:00 pm Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field
Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field
May 29 @ 6:00 pm
Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
BYO yoga mat and water to this free event and get centered with yoga in the park! All fitness levels welcome. On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month: Gentle Flow Yoga for all levels[...]
Jun
3
Mon
7:00 pm Central Citizens Advisory Counci... @ John P. "Top" Greene Community Center
Central Citizens Advisory Counci... @ John P. "Top" Greene Community Center
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm
Central Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ John P. "Top" Greene Community Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
If you live in Raleigh, you automatically are a member of a Citizens Advisory Council. The City of Raleigh has 19 CACs, each representing a different geographic region of the city. Each CAC elects its[...]
Jun
5
Wed
6:00 pm Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field
Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm
Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
BYO yoga mat and water to this free event and get centered with yoga in the park! All fitness levels welcome. On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month: Gentle Flow Yoga for all levels[...]